In the world of skincare, using skincare products is a crucial step! Even nowadays, the use of layered skincare like Korean beauty is very popular and has become the interest of many skincare lovers. Actually, the use of multiple layers of skincare is fine, but the problem is when we do NOT give a break between one skincare product and another. This will actually reduce the working power of our skincare! So, in order to avoid that, let’s learn the tips for using layered skincare and the right interval!
Why is pausing your skincare routine so important?
The time gap in skincare application plays a crucial role in ensuring that the benefits of the product are fully absorbed by our skin. When we apply a product, such as a serum or cream, the pause we give allows the active ingredients in the product to work effectively. A product that has been well absorbed by the skin will deliver much more optimal results than if we immediately proceed with the next skincare step.
By giving each product time to sink in, we ensure that our skin gets the full benefit of the formulations used in our skincare routine. Not to mention, your skin won’t feel heavy and sticky!
In addition, giving a time gap in skincare application also avoids active ingredient interactions that may occur if we apply products too close together. Some skincare ingredients may not work well together or too close together. The time gap between layers will prevent unwanted interactions and potential skin irritation.
Therefore, we can conclude that the time gap is one of the most important steps that we should consider in our daily skincare routine! For those Sereni-Trees who like to rush when doing layered skincare, let’s start changing our habits!
Time Gap Between Skincare Layers
In general, layered skincare consists of several products such as: Cleanser, toner, serum/essence, ampoule (optional), moisturizer, sunscreen and additional products (anti-aging, mask, spot treatment). That’s quite a lot, isn’t it? Can you imagine how it would be if we applied it without a break? It would be super sticky, piling up and even irritating!
But don’t worry, we can overcome this risk by following the right time interval for using each skincare product. Make sure to follow this step:
After cleansing, apply toner 30 seconds after using the cleanser. This is because skin that is still slightly moist from cleansing will be better able to absorb the toner. Gently pat or use a cotton pad to evenly apply the toner on the skin.
Apply serum 1 minute after using the toner. Use just 2-3 drops of serum and gently pat until absorbed into the skin. Serums contain a high concentration of active ingredients and can provide additional benefits for specific skin concerns.
Wait 2 minutes after applying the serum before applying the moisturizer. Take a corn kernel-sized amount of moisturizer, then gently apply and smooth over the entire face and neck. This helps keep the skin moisturized and protects against dryness.
Pause for 5 minutes after applying moisturizer before applying sunscreen. This gives enough time for the moisturizer to sink in and protect the skin. Also, it’s best to wait 15 minutes after applying sunscreen before applying makeup, to ensure maximum protection from UV rays.
- Additional Products (Face mask, Anti-aging such as retinol)
After cleansing, apply the face mask according to the package instructions. Allow the mask to work for the recommended time (usually 10-20 minutes).
Use anti-aging products such as retinol or peptides after using toner or serum, depending on the instructions on the product packaging. Allow about 1-2 minutes before proceeding with the next skincare step.
Well, now we know how long we have to wait! Skincare routine does require perseverance and patience, Sereni-Trees. But trust me, the results will definitely be worth it!
Skin Layering Preparation Tips
In an effort to achieve healthy and glowing skin, a layered skincare routine has become an increasingly popular method. This approach involves using various skincare products with different active ingredients in a specific order.
However, to maximize the benefits of each step in this routine, it’s important to understand the time gap between each skincare application. Each step in skin layering has its own unique role. Aside from the time gap, there are a few things we need to pay attention to in order to make this skin layering endeavor successful. Here are some tips from Serenitree:
- Choose products according to skin type
This is a crucial step in every skincare product selection! Make sure every product you use is suitable for your skin type and has active ingredients that support each other. Try to avoid harsh ingredients and read labels before buying!
- Use additional products periodically
Additional products such as face masks or spot treatments should be used regularly but not every day. These can provide an additional boost to specific skin concerns without causing irritation. We also need to give ourselves a break when adding new products to our skincare routine, familiarizing our skin with small frequencies first.
- Watch for signs of skin reaction
Not all products are suitable for our skin! If irritation, redness, or sensitive skin reactions occur, stop using the product immediately and consult a dermatologist!
- Keep your skin healthy from within
Enough rest and a healthy lifestyle are the keys to healthy skin. Skincare works best when you’re fit! This is a tip that will always come up when it comes to maintaining our health overall.
Those are some steps that we can take in parallel with our skincare routine. Keep in mind that consistency also affects whether or not a skincare is effective in solving our skin problems. For maximum results safely, it takes time and can’t be instant! Don’t forget to always give a break in every use of skincare products.